Worst Collector's Edition Ever?!

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#101 Posted by xSeanZx (176 posts) -

 Seeing the size of the box before purchasing, how did you expect the Replica to be any bigger than it is? 
 
Sounds like an idiotic mistake you made blamed on the part of others (EA).    

#102 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
@xSeanZx said:
"  Seeing the size of the box before purchasing, how did you expect the Replica to be any bigger than it is?  Sounds like an idiotic mistake you made blamed on the part of others (EA).     "
Didn't see the box when I pre-ordered it, as the box wasn't made available back in October.  On release night, it felt like it could be smaller.  Right now, the size of the thing isn't that big of a deal now.  The real problem I'm finding myself in is the lack of detail, the bland coloring, the cheap attempts to make it worn out and used, etc.  When you compare the Dante's Inferno action figure from pre-ordering...not even a collector's edition thing but just from pre-ordering Dante's Inferno...to this Dead Space 2 Plasma Cutter, it's just a fucking sham.
#103 Edited by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

Forza Motorsport 3 gave you a keychain and a 2GB USB flash drive. Both of which cost about $3 and $6 at a store, respectively.
 
Couple that with how they don't even give you a signature Xbox 360 game case, instead replacing it with a generic black DVD case.

#104 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

Name one collector's edition that is not terrible.

#105 Posted by Redbullet685 (5980 posts) -
@jakob187:  I was actually thinking of getting the Collectors Edition. Good thing I didn't.
#106 Posted by handlas (2545 posts) -
@kingzetta said:
" Name one collector's edition that is not terrible. "
Marvel vs Capcom 3 doesn't look too bad.  Only 10 extra bucks so that's probably what I'm gonna get.
#107 Posted by Zajtalan (1153 posts) -

hahaha what a piece of shit! lol......nah it just sucks that it looks so shitty 

#108 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11005 posts) -

Wow. That is kind of embarrassing. Then again, all premium collector's editions are usually pretty awful and make you feel like a terrible person for having spent money on all this worthless swag in addition to your hopefully awesome $59.99 video game. 
 
Although, I still totally use my Fallout 3 lunchbox from time to time (makes for good conversation once in a while) and I have the Vault-Boy bobblehead as well as the miniscule RE5 Chris Redfield figurine on my nightstand. But I've learned from my mistakes: Only get collector's editions if they are "free upgrades". Like Dragon Age 2.

#109 Posted by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

Eh the RE5 and Resistance 2 CEs I bought (like an idiot) I feel were a waste. The only other i've purchased was Fallout 3 CE for PS3 and i ended up selling it cause I hated the game on PS3. The only one i've wanted since these purchases was the LBP2 one and that was for the book ends, but Jeff said they were kinda poorly made and I  decided against it. Maybe if/when I can find it as a price drop on Amazon or something i'll consider it.

#110 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
@kingzetta said:
" Name one collector's edition that is not terrible. "
Alan Wake, Halo: Reach, and Fallout 3.  Next!
#111 Posted by heatDrive88 (2173 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @kingzetta said:
" Name one collector's edition that is not terrible. "
Alan Wake, Halo: Reach, and Fallout 3.  Next! "
In terms of Xbox 360, the Forza 3 Collector's Edition was really great, it was absolutely jam packed full of extra cars and had extra tracks on it too. It was really fantastic to see a collector's edition that's extra contents was entirely based around extra game content, as opposed to getting all these extra items that don't make a difference like soundtracks, art books, or useless toys. The only extra 'toys' that came with it was a very nice solid metal keychain with the Forza 3 logo etched on it (and I actually use this with my car keys), and a 2 GB USB drive with the same logo (okay, this item is sorta useless due to low capacity).
 
Also, if anyone else has seen it, I actually really like the Castlevania Lords of Shadow Collector's Edition (North American version). It all comes in a really unique hardcover-bound book that acts as an art book, and has a CD sleeve for the soundtrack and double disc bindings on the last page.
 
In fact, I really like Collector's editions that come in unique cases like steelbooks and such, just because they look great on a shelf compared to a standard plastic green or black case. Plus those steelbook cases are a guaranteed way to not get an eco-case.
#112 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
@heatDrive88: I don't know about all those.  Never bought them. 
 
The Alan Wake Collector's Edition came in a case that looked like a book, and it included a book called The Alan Wake Files (supplemental material to events in the game, so more story stuff), the soundtrack, a supplemental disc with all kinds of shit (gamerpics, premium themes, avatar award, video commentary track that you could install to your hard drive and play along with the game to, etc...), and of course, the game.  It was a great package...although a flashlight would've been a nice addition.  Oh well. 
 
The Halo: Reach Limited Edition came in a unique case with a pull handle, and it came with all kinds of crazy shit!  Newspaper reports about the attacks that were happening before and during the fall of Reach, DNA structures of Master Chief, just crazy amounts of tidbits about the history in the game and the universe.  The big prize was Dr. Halsey's diary, which talks about the creation of the SPARTAN program, everything that happened on Reach, all the politics behind the shit, etc etc etc.  VERY good read for anyone who is interested in the Halo universe's fiction. 
 
The Fallout 3 Collector's Edition, the $80 one, came in a lunchbox, and it had a really good art book, an iffy making-of DVD, and the Pip-Boy bobblehead that is pretty goddamn sweet. 
 
To be honest, I haven't once felt burned by any of the CEs I've bought, but Dead Space 2's CE is just so damn lazy in how it was arranged and put together.  The universe they've created has so much deep fiction, and yet they couldn't include more detailing on the gun or maybe a comic or something?  It just feels like the whole thing makes a good bullet point list, but in the end, it's not that great. 
 
Out of curiosity, do the Zealot Force Gun and the Zealot Suit only come in the Collector's Edition?  If so, then THAT has been worth the extra dough...because having that Force Gun from the start SAVES YOUR FUCKING ASS ON THE HIGHER DIFFICULTIES!!!
#113 Posted by heatDrive88 (2173 posts) -
@jakob187:  I'm fairly sure those Zealot items are only for the Collector's Edition. I have the vanilla Dead Space 2, and I didn't get anything extra other than a Rivet Gun because Gamestop had some extra pre-order bonus cards to give away.
 
That Alan Wake CE sounds pretty cool. I might have to check that one out.
#114 Posted by l4wd0g (1818 posts) -
@kingzetta said:
" Name one collector's edition that is not terrible. "
Halo Reach. The journal you get is awesome. Star Craft 2. World of WarCraft should I continue?
#115 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Nobody said it was gonna be a Life Sized Plasma Cutter. 
You people just made that assumption because some random website told you it was life sized. 
 
Next time people should try either listening to EA or Visceral Games. 
At least that's what I do.  
 
Also, Bishock 2 had a kickass "Limited" Collectors Edition-thingy with the LP and all that other stuff in it.  
Halo Reach with the kickass Journal. Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood.  

#116 Posted by dragonzord (809 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" Nobody said it was gonna be a Life Sized Plasma Cutter. You people just made that assumption because some random website told you it was life sized.  Next time people should try either listening to EA or Visceral Games. At least that's what I do.   Also, Bishock 2 had a kickass "Limited" Collectors Edition-thingy with the LP and all that other stuff in it.  Halo Reach with the kickass Journal. Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood.   "
Brotherhood's CE was awful. US wise atleast, that jack in the box was the cheapest made thing I've ever seen.
#117 Posted by bybeach (4602 posts) -

Oh that is funny! I really laughed.........
#118 Posted by flannelbeard (126 posts) -

OK, i am making a stand... 
 
These companies are artificially jacking up the price by selling collectors editions but they all suck. 
 
I am NEVER buying a collectors edition again. 
 
There i said it.

#119 Posted by Edwardryu (437 posts) -

goddamn it. why is this cutter required AAA battery? I have only AA rechargeable ones for my mouse, keyboard.  

#120 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
@Edwardryu: I SAID THE SAME THING!  Who uses AAAs anymore?!  Don't we live in an era of non-replaceable batteries anyways, thanks to Apple?
#121 Posted by JusticeCat (113 posts) -
@jakob187 Ill steal an ignition code from work for you today.
#122 Posted by thatnorwegiangamer (6 posts) -

Here I was disappointed about the fact that we Europeans did not get the plasma cutter with the ps3 edition of the game.
Man it really does look like a happy meal toy.

#123 Posted by Edwardryu (437 posts) -

it's not worst. when I bought mass effect 2 collector's edition, there were no soundtrack, no gun or no figure. well, it was only $59.99 at that time. but it was collector's edition I was expected little more than standard version. DS 2 CE is much better than ME 2 one. 

#124 Posted by Von (328 posts) -

Worst? No. The european CE of LBP2 took the price for that one 2011. (i.e You americans got a sackboy doll and bookshelves as well as a ton of DLC. We europeans got half the DLC, and they charged MORE than the american CE for it.)

#125 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -
@Von said:
" Worst? No. The european CE of LBP2 took the price for that one 2011. (i.e You americans got a sackboy doll and bookshelves as well as a ton of DLC. We europeans got half the DLC, and they charged MORE than the american CE for it.) "
Absolutely, I was very disappointed by this.  Literally all we got was a metal case and some of the DLC yet we still had to pay more then what the US version cost.  Massive slap in the face.
I'll pick up the game when it hits £10 now instead.
#126 Posted by Ramone (2931 posts) -

That Plasma Cutter is pathetic, sorry duder. I just went with the limited edition myself.

#127 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@jakob187: Got it today got to say that you werent wrong about the gun man does that thing suck 
#128 Posted by MythDarK (522 posts) -

I only buy LE/CE if it's on sale. I payed roughly 40$ for ME2 LCE.

#129 Posted by CornBREDX (4456 posts) -

No, sorry, the Half Life 2 Collectors edition was still worse. You only got a black T shirt with that and all it had on it was the Black Mesa Logo. I mean, I loved the shirt so much its now a rag, but still... that was pretty weak as Collector's Editions go.

#130 Posted by rmanthorp (3695 posts) -

THAT SHIT IS WACK SON

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#131 Posted by ZombieSpace (286 posts) -

Yo, people in space are just really really small..

#132 Posted by Getz (2955 posts) -

Wooooow, that's weak. I don't even buy collectors editions anymore, but I seem to recall 20 extra dollars getting you a lot more than a plastic happy meal toy and a soundtrack in a paper sleeve.

#133 Posted by TheHT (10281 posts) -

It's like that tiny gun from Men in Black.
 
Just shoot something with it, you'll see.

#134 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

Wow, at least the Plasma Cutter can be considered dangerous, it has the ability to make people cringe at 20 paces. 
 
I'm not a fan of limited editions but Dead Space is one game I could see where a lot of cool stuff can be devised around it, shame really.

#135 Posted by kerse (2039 posts) -
I am slightly disappointed by the size of the plasma cutter, but at the same time its just gonna sit on my shelf or inside the box so its not that big a deal. Its not like I'm gonna be running around pretending that I am Isaac or anything like that....
#136 Posted by LiquidPrince (15606 posts) -

Now I get why my friend said it was ass...

#137 Posted by LiquidPrince (15606 posts) -
@Edwardryu said:
" it's not worst. when I bought mass effect 2 collector's edition, there were no soundtrack, no gun or no figure. well, it was only $59.99 at that time. but it was collector's edition I was expected little more than standard version. DS 2 CE is much better than ME 2 one.  "
I'd rather have the art book that came with the ME2 CE, then that happy meal toy. Which is why I do.
#138 Posted by Wasara88 (332 posts) -

Why oh why did i get suckered in to buy this. I didn't get my hopes up on the plasma cutter,but still it's ridicilous. There's really nothing interesting in the box. If your going to skimp on the content you better make the remaining one properly, even the box is just a cardboard box with a normal DVD-case inside and it doesn't even hold disc 2 wich has a pathetic sleeve.
 
Guess the blame is on me, because i practically bought this blind just because of my love of Dead Space.

#139 Posted by JusticeCat (113 posts) -

I'm happy with my shiny :3

#140 Posted by Edwardryu (437 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: but it doesn't give you soundtrack. I love mass effect 2 soundtrack. I bought it from itunes. what a spectacular music!  
by the way, don't drive during listening dead space 2 soundtrack. seriously I can't focus on driving. music is just creepy the whole time.
#141 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

In the UK there is a limited edition that comes with another Dead Space game, the Wii one
#142 Posted by elko84 (965 posts) -

as soon as the box it arrived in i was like what this cant be dead space the box is too small (ordered online).  then i open it and see this crap?  i thought i was gonna get a life size replica plasma cutter.  garbage!

#143 Posted by Wasara88 (332 posts) -
@Hizang:  It's available everwhere,but it's only for the PS3.
#144 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

I was pretty disappointed with with the plasma cutter's size at first, but got over it. Now it's just sitting to the side of my TV, and it looks nice enough at a distance.

#145 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

the plasma cutter 'replica' is god awful
 
its like a mac donalds happy meal toy
 
correction
 
an OVERPRICED mac donalds happy meal toy

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